First Tiverton shopfront grant goes to British Heart Foundation

Posted on: 24 December 2015

The first Tiverton Shopfront Enhancement Grant has been awarded by Mid Devon District Council to the British Heart Foundation to update their shopfront at 44 Fore Street. The British Heart Foundation has taken the opportunity to refresh the whole of their street frontage including areas above the shopfront.

Cllr Ron Dolley, who chairs the Tiverton Shopfront Grant scheme panel. said: “The enhanced shopfront looks fantastic and we congratulate the British Heart Foundation on the quality of their improvement scheme. The aim of the grant scheme is to improve the appearance of the town centre which will make it more welcoming and help attract and keep trade. A number of other shops, including several in the West Exe area, have received or are discussing small facelift grants. We encourage anyone with a shop frontage in the town centre area who would like to discuss a grant to make contact.”

Cllr Elizabeth Slade said: “The Steering Group for the Facelift Grant scheme is keen to see improved shop signage in the town. The grant scheme can pay for hand painted signs, individually applied lettering and good quality hanging signs. If you would like to discuss an idea please get in touch”.

Grants are available up to £2,500, which would be 50% of the maximum total spend of £5,000. A fast track system with less paperwork is in place for small grants under £250 where the maximum spend if £500.

Further information: Penny Bayer, Project Officer, Mid Devon District Council, Phoenix House, Tiverton 07814 542 704
ATTACHMENT: Photograph outside the British Heart Foundation shop – of (left to right) Andy Finch, British Heart Foundation Volunteer, Penny Bayer, Project Officer, Jo Giles, BHF Assistant Manager, and Mid Devon Councillors Elizabeth Slade and Ron Dolley

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